Is Prince Harry looking to bring a feminine touch to his brand new bachelor pad? Britain's Daily Express claims the ginger-topped royal is "completely smitten" with Mollie King, who is part of the girl group The Saturdays. In keeping with the long line of ladies Harry has been linked with, King is a leggy blonde.
"It's very early days for them," cautions a source, "but they're head over heels."
Prince Harry, 27, met King, 24, a couple years ago through mutual blue-blooded friends, and the pair have apparently been spied "flirting" at various London hot spots in recent weeks.
Alas, despite 5:1 odds from a British betting parlor that Mollie would be Harry's next fair-haired squeeze, an insider throws cold water on the romance rumblings.
"They're friends and there's nothing romantic going on, although I'm pretty sure she'd like there to be," a King source pooh-poohs to Us Weekly. "They have a lot of mutual friends and they go to the same places."
And in case that wasn't clear enough, the snitch repeats for good measure, "Harry and Mollie are just friends. It's fair to say she has a crush on him, but they've never been on a date and he's never asked her out on a date."
On the plus side, merely being linked to the prince is probably good enough for King, who parted ways two months ago from smoldering Dolce & Gabbana model David Gandy.
The spare heir, meanwhile, recently sparked reconciliation rumors when he was spotted chatting up sometime squeeze Chelsy Davy.
But he's also acknowledged how tough it is to find a suitable match.
"It's sort of, 'Oh my god, he's a prince,'" Harry told CBS News. "The job that it entails ... I'm not so much searching for someone to fulfill the role, but obviously, you know, finding someone that would be willing to take it on."
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